May is national teen self-esteem month and we wanted to share some resources to mark the occasion.
After the difficult times the world has been facing recently, mental health is ever more important in all ages. Self-esteem is an important part of every child's development, so we wanted to share some ideas to help boost self-esteem and learn some self-love.
Get creative - Whether writing, music, painting or cooking, getting creative is a great outlet for emotions. Alongside this, creating something we enjoy gives us a sense of accomplishment and a final product to show for our work.
Share the love - A large part of our self-esteem comes from those around us. Spreading some kind words and compliments is sure to help others, and will make its way back round to you.
Keep a diary - Keeping track of our feelings and accomplishments can be a great way to look back on what we've done, but you could also leave yourself a positive and encouraging note every day to read back over.
And something for teachers; throughout next week (May 17th to 21st) we'll be sending out daily self-esteem boosting lesson slides for your class. Sign up to receive these to use in your class here.
We also had the fantastic opportunity of chatting with Teen YouTuber and vlogger Chloemejustme. Chloe makes content on neurodiversity, autism awareness and self-love! Her inspirational message tells us all that we're capable of great things. Watch the full interview below.